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What Democracy Looked Like, In Ballot Form

Even before the colorful public ballots of the early United States, actually, “people used the viva voce system, rooted in ancient Greece, where voters announced their candidate to a clerk. In some US colonies, voters would use objects, like corn and beans, to vote yea or nay; and in other states, people would line up on opposite sides of a road to signal how they were voting.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Greece, US, United States, Visual, 08.20.20


A Historical Disinclination To Theatre

One of the key facets of Jonas Barish’s argument is that, throughout history and across cultures, theatrical activity has almost always been met by vociferous opposition. From ancient Greece, when Plato wrote that acting and the theatre would be excluded from his ideal state, to the Soviet era in Russia, when strict governmental regulation dictated what type of work theatre artists were permitted to create, theatre has been subject to both philosophical criticism and material censorship. – Howl...
Tags: Art, Greece, Russia, Theatre, Plato, 08.20.20, Jonas Barish


Greek Theatre On The Rocks

Even before the pandemic, Greece’s theaters were in trouble. Years of austerity saw government spending on the arts slashed, with subsidies for the largest theaters cut in half, or withdrawn altogether for some smaller venues. As a deep recession hammered the economy, tens of thousands of businesses closed down, leaving little prospect of support from the private sector. Dozens of theaters closed; others survived only by cast members covering the costs of performances themselves. – The New York...
Tags: Art, Greece, Theatre, 07.31.20


Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred Fifty-Eight

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred Fifty Eight   Even though Jon and Rob are still (wisely) sequestered at home, there is no shortage of madness outdoors to keep the boys thinking and talking.  On this latest installment, you get a lot of bang for your buck.Listen in as they opine on topics ranging from the passing of Bob, the cat who was the star of “A Street Cat Named Bob”.  He was 14 years old and the second film, “A Gift From Bob” is due to be released later...
Tags: Food, Art, Books, Podcast, Music, Politics, New York, Greece, Film, Sports, Current Events, Rob, Bob, Biden, Steve Coogan, Popdose


VIDEO: Original MAMMA MIA! Star Paul Clarkson Lip Synchs To Himself!

This afternoon, Paul Clarkson, who originated the role of Henry in the worldwide smash Mamma Miateamed up with his wife and daughter for a special flashback to his days in Greece. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Greece, Theatre, Henry, BWW News Desk, Paul Clarkson, Mamma Miateamed


VIDEO: Watch The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Perform in Greece

Odyssey presents the extraordinary musicians of the The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in a special broadcast across iconic settings like the Ancient Amphitheater of Larissa, the historic Church of the Taxiarchon in Pelion, and the newly opened Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Greece, Theatre, Athens, Larissa, Stage Tube, Pelion, Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Perform, Taxiarchon, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center


The Globally Networked Museum – Could It Be The Museum Model For The 21st Century?

Greece and Britain have the opportunity to renew their respective stories by leading the way in creating a museum for the 21st century. How it would be organised would be open to discussions. But at a minimum, it would be a consortium of museums from around the world prepared to contribute works from their own collections to tell the story of human history. The exhibits would depict the way that past thought, religion, politics, art and history has formed a platform for each stage of hu...
Tags: Art, Greece, Britain, Audience, Visual, 02.20.20


EU Will Demand UK Return Parthenon Marbles To Greece As Part Of Brexit Deal

The European Union will demand that Britain gives a collection of ancient marble sculptures back to Greece as part of a post-Brexit trade deal. Greece has long argued that the Parthenon Marbles — also called the Elgin Marbles — were unlawfully removed from the Parthenon temple in Athens in the early 19th century by the British diplomat Lord Elgin. – Business Insider
Tags: Art, UK, Greece, Eu, European Union, Britain, Athens, Parthenon, Visual, 02.19.20


Greece Pushes for Return of Elgin Marbles in EU-UK Trade Deal

As the UK negotiates its new trade deal with the EU, the Art News notes that a clause inserted in the deal by Greece appears to require the return of the Elgin Marbles. “It is the mentality that has changed, the fact that Britain is distancing itself from the European family, it is 200 years since the […]
Tags: Art, UK, News, Greece, Britain, Art News, Minipost, EU UK Trade Deal, EU the Art News


Will UK Have To Return Elgin Marbles To Greece To Get Post-Brexit EU Trade Deal?

“That’s the message embedded within a clause recently added to the E.U.’s negotiating mandate, which says the British government should ‘address issues relating to the return or restitution of unlawfully removed cultural objects to their countries of origin.'” – ARTnews
Tags: Art, UK, Greece, Visual, EU Trade Deal, 02.18.20


For 13 years, this photographer has been building an incredible 3D digital model of Athens

Starting in 2007, photographer and visual effects artist Dimitris Tsalkanis has been building a digital 3D model of ancient Athens. The result is an immersive historical recreation where everyone online is invited. How did Tsalkanis handle this Herculean (rather, Heraklean) task? He learned as he went. From Sarah Rose Sharp's article about Ancient Athens 3D in Hyperallergic: “I had no previous experience on 3D and I started experimenting in my spare time,” said Tsalkanis in an email int...
Tags: Post, Video, Design, News, Greece, History, Architecture, Athens, Archaeology, 3D, Mark Dery, Hadrian, Sarah Rose Sharp, Dimitris Tsalkanis, Tsalkanis, Athens Tsalkanis


See A 3D Recreation Of Ancient Greece

Visitors to the site can browse reconstructions that date back as early as 1200 BCE, the Mycenaean period — or Bronze Age — through Classical Athens, featuring the rebuilds made necessary by the Greco-Persian War, and ages of occupation by Romans and Ottomans. Tsalkanis traces the evolution of sites like the Acropolis throughout the ages, the rise and fall of the city walls, the Agora, which served as center of city life, and various temples, libraries, and other fortifications. – Hyperall...
Tags: Art, Greece, Athens, Visual, Acropolis, 02.10.20


This luxuriously minimal wooden tree is designed to meet your cat and your needs!

Are you a cat person? Well, I am, and if you are a cat person or a cat owner like me, you know the amount of attention and care that goes into looking after them. They’re fussy and prissy, worthy of all the luxuries the world has to offer! But what about the pet-owners? While our cats hold the center of our attention, we don’t want to compromise the aesthetic value of our homes as well. To please our feline friends and their owners, product designer Yoh Komiyama collaborated with Tokyo-based Rin...
Tags: Japan, Design, Greece, Tokyo, Wood, Product Design, Rinn, Hida, Yoh Komiyama, Neko Cat Tree, Pet Product


Finally, A Place To Compost Your Body When You're Done With It

If I am to think of composting a human body (not something I typically dwell on), which this year became a legal burial practice in the state of Washington, I imagine a rural scene. A shrouded body in a forest, or in an untouched field perhaps, but always in an unpopulated landscape. A wilderness might be a comforting place to dissolve into the earth but such places are an increasingly rare luxury in our world. While the idea of human-composting in and of itself might evoke uneasiness, how could...
Tags: Europe, Design, Greece, Washington, US, Seattle, Sustainable Design, Olson Kundig, Recompose


‘Byzantine Pompeii’ Will Be Moved To Make Room For Thessaloniki’s Subway

In 2013, construction of the new metro system for Greece’s second city uncovered, in an unusually well-preserved state, the major commercial crossroads of the town during the Byzantine era. Ever since, arguments have raged over whether to remove the ancient structures and return them after construction is complete, relocate them entirely, try to build around and through them and incorporate them into a subway station, or (expensively) re-route the entire metro line. Last month, Greece’s Central...
Tags: Art, Greece, Pompeii, Visual, Central Archaeological Council, 01.06.20


Roman Statues Weren’t White; They Were Once Painted In Bright Colors: Vox Explores Why History Has Overlooked This

The idea of the classical period—the time of ancient Greece and Rome—as an elegantly unified collection of superior aesthetic and philosophical cultural traits has its own history, one that comes in large part from the era of the Neoclassical. The rediscovery of antiquity took some time to reach the pitch it would during the 18th century, when references to Greek and Latin rhetoric, architecture, and sculpture were inescapable. But from the Renaissance onward, the classical achieved the ...
Tags: Google, Art, Greece, College, History, Rome, University Of California Berkeley, Vox, Pompeii, Porter, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Prima Porta, James I Porter


It’s Pandemonium and Plague!

As I work on and think about Oedipus the King and my musical adaptation Bloody King Oedipus!, I continually come to new understanding of the original play and how it works. It's truly one of the richest pieces of theatre I've encountered, and it somehow feels surprisingly contemporary. I've been reading a really wonderful book called Searching for Oedipus: How I Found Meaning in an Ancient Master­piece, by Ken Glazer, which has given me some amazing insights into this material.I had the fun of ...
Tags: Greece, Parody, Washington, Theatre, Theater, Shakespeare, Glazer, Sophocles, Aristotle, Broadway Musicals, Trump, Delphi, Oedipus, Corinth, Hegel, Cassandra


3,500-Year-Old Royal Tombs Uncovered In Greece

“Among the findings inside the tombs were evidence of gold-lined floors, a golden seal ring and a gold pendant with the image of the ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor. The amulet suggests that Pylos” — which is mentioned in The Odyssey — “traded with Egypt during Greece’s Mycenaean civilization, which lasted roughly between 1650 and 1100 B.C. Homer’s epics are set in the latter stages of this period.” – NPR
Tags: Art, Greece, Egypt, Visual, Pylos, 12.17.19


Arguments For Returning The Parthenon Marbles To Greece Are Compelling

Maybe it’s true that if Lord Elgin had not taken the sculptures they would have been destroyed, by the Turks or the Venetians or the pollution in Athens. And it is true that, as stated in the Times article, the Parthenon sculptures are accessible, and free to six million visitors a year. But Athens gets visitors, too, and Greece is no longer under the Ottoman Empire—in 2021, it will celebrate two hundred years since the beginning of its war of independence—and it can take care of its he...
Tags: Art, Greece, Athens, Times, Visual, Lord Elgin, 11.22.19


How to Throw a Romantic Greek Dinner Party

The chef Mina Stone opened a casual Greek restaurant at MoMA PS1 in Queens last week and celebrated the occasion at an artist’s studio in Brooklyn.
Tags: Art, News, Greece, Queens, Stone, Mina, MoMA PS1, Cooking and Cookbooks, Brooklyn (NYC, Mina Stone, Greek Food (Cuisine, Romantic Greek Dinner Party


British Museum is world's largest receiver of stolen goods, says QC

Geoffrey Robertson says it should ‘wash its hands of blood and return Elgin’s loot’The British Museum has been accused of exhibiting “pilfered cultural property”, by a leading human rights lawyer who is calling for European and US institutions to return treasures taken from “subjugated peoples” by “conquerors or colonial masters”.Geoffrey Robertson QC said: “The trustees of the British Museum have become the world’s largest receivers of stolen property, and the great majority of their loot is no...
Tags: Art, Europe, Human Rights, Greece, Law, Africa, US, World news, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture, Colonialism, Parthenon marbles, British Museum


The Island of Paros, Greece’s Design Hotel: Parīlio

33 suites in classic Cycladic architecture set atop rolling grounds of rugged beauty From its open and airy entrance onward, the recently opened Parīlio hotel welcomes guests into tranquility. Within the oft overrun Greek islands, Parīlio’s serene home of Paros—historically acknowledged as one of the most beautiful—sustains its mission of peace and quiet. The Design Hotel comprises 33 suites and excels at the subtle gestures …
Tags: Travel, Design, Greece, Hotels, Restaurants, Architecture, Accommodation, Greek Islands, Dining, Paros, Decor, Design Hotels, Cycladic Architecture, Parīlio


Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: THE LIGHTNING THIEF's Chris McCarrell & Kristin Stokes Get Cookin'

In this episode, Katie is joined in the kitchen by the stars of The Lightning Thief, Chris McCarrell and Kristin Stokes. Check out the recipe for Katie's Greece Lightning Blueberry Baklava Cups below [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Greece, Theatre, Katie, BroadwayWorld TV, Katie Lynch, Chris McCarrell, Kristin Stokes


All-Encompassing Island Villas From Kinglike Mykonos

Stunning, sophisticated villas on the Greek isle Mykonos is a destination unlike any other. Its Cycladic-style stone facades play host to many marvelous (and sometimes remote) accommodations, restaurants, beaches, clubs, bars and plenty more. While its cosmopolitan fervor can be charming for some, the beachside abodes and soft sand entices others. Recognizing the duality of the the island, Kinglike Mykonos affords guests the opportunity to …
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Design, Greece, Luxury, Vacations, Greek, Villas, Rentals, Mykonos, Accomodation, Kinglike Mykonos


Virtue Versus Utility: Do We Need To Change The Framework For How We Address Issues?

While virtue theory – the construction of a moral framework around the ideal of “the good life” and related character traits – dates back to Ancient Greece, it has been commonly associated with religion. And this helps to explains why it has fallen out of fashion since the Enlightenment.But are there signs of that movement being reversed? – Irish Times
Tags: Art, Greece, Ideas, 05.22.19


Solar-powered Ring House heals a scarred hilltop landscape in Greece

On the southern coast of Crete, Greek architectural firm decaARCHITECTURE has turned a commission for a modern residence into an opportunity for land preservation. Named the Ring House for its rounded shape, the house was created to follow the existing topography and looks like an extension of its hilltop location. The site had been scarred by environmentally insensitive infrastructural development but has now recovered its original morphology and has been replanted with native flora. Located...
Tags: Design, Greece, Architecture, Gallery, House, Solar Power, Crete, Carousel Showcase, Swimming Pool, Contemporary Architecture, Edible Garden, Native Plants, Open-plan, Agia Galini, Rooftop Solar Panels, Microclimate


Stunning Images Of The Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World Restored In Their Prime

Budget Direct The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World was a list of must-see sites for Ancient Greek tourists. Compiled by Antipater of Sidon, a poet in 2nd-century-BCE Greece, with later contributions by figures such as the mathematician Philon of Byzantium, the list remains an important piece of intangible heritage today. Even though most of the wonders have fallen into disrepair... Source
Tags: Design, Greece, Sidon, Philon, Antipater


This Sacred Greek Island Hasn’t Had New Art For 5,000 Years, But That’s About To Change

The Delos experiment: “In the absence of human contact – only guards and archaeologists have inhabited Delos in more recent times – the remains of a sanctuary and entire city have survived like nowhere else in Greece. It is in this unspoilt idyll that Greek authorities have undertaken an experiment as exciting as it is ambitious. At its centre is Sir Antony Gormley. The British sculptor has created 29 iron ‘bodyforms,’ several cast from his own body, that are to be the first artworks to be inst...
Tags: Art, Greece, Antony Gormley, Visual, Delos, 05.04.19


Antony Gormley is the new kid on the block in ancient Greece

The British sculptor has, controversially, been commissioned to create works for the island of Delos, a sacred classical siteIn all seasons the elements rage on Delos. In winter, salt winds pound its granite rocks; in summer the sun beats so heavily that the tiny outcrop, treeless and bare, almost vanishes in a haze of heat.But it was here, on the ancient Greek world’s most sacred isle, that Apollo, the god of light and his twin sister Artemis, the moon goddess, were born. And it was here in the...
Tags: Art, Europe, Greece, World news, Art and design, Sculpture, Antony Gormley, Delos, Aegean


Adiff Makes Impactful Garments from Remnants of Crisis

We speak with Angela Luna about creating opportunities from disaster Minutes away from Eftalou Beach on the Greek island of Lesvos, hundreds of thousands of life vests and tents lie in the crook of an ancient hill. A dumping-ground for the survival gear that sustained refugees through their arduous journeys from Syria, Afghanistan and nations in between, the “Lifejacket Graveyard” is an unintended memorial to …
Tags: Politics, Design, Style, Greece, Interviews, Clothing, Apparel, Sustainable, Lesvos, Upcycling, Syria Afghanistan, CFDA, Social Awareness, ADIFF, Angela Luna, Eftalou Beach



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